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Plasma Thruster Could Dramatically Cut Down Flight Times to the Outer Solar System

I just finished the most recent season of The Expanse - my current favourite Sci-Fi series. Unlike most of my…

1 year ago

These Cubesats Could Use Plasma Thrusters to Leave Our Solar System

Cubesats are all the rage these days: they’re usually inexpensive and quick to build and they can tag along on…

9 years ago

Could Plasma Jet Thrusters Kickstart Interplanetary Travel?

A great offshoot from commercial space companies getting a foothold in real missions to orbit is that the old entrepreneurial…

10 years ago

Zubrin Claims VASIMR is a Hoax

[/caption] A next-generation plasma rocket being developed by former NASA astronaut Franklin Chang Diaz called the Variable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma…

11 years ago